About the mural
Located at the University Center at UNF, Study with Sphere and Water appears to have a little more breathing room for its subjects, with it’s giant singular sphere and the large Monet-like painting of a campus lily pond.
Upon closer observation, the viewer discovers that the book case is crammed full of literary classics and symbolic objects covering almost every academic subject. The student is pulling Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant from the shelf. Stretching for probably philosophy’s loftiest book symbolizes the pursuit of truth and knowledge. It is this reaching toward understanding, this quest for enlightenment, is what defines the lifelong process of higher education.
Commissioned by // Florida Art in State Buildings
Site // University of North Florida – University Center
Address // 1 UNF Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32224
Year // 2000